Nikos Floros

 

Nikos Floros utilizes a very modern material, colored aluminum and with unusual creativity, produces original and exceptional works of art, which he defines as a mixture of pop art and surrealism. Utilizing his own unique technique, the sculptor transforms a common everyday material into something surpassing our imagination. Nikos Floros has developed a new technique - that of the sculptured paintings. Sculptured paintings that have been created by interweaving recycled aluminum cans. Nikos Floros’ sculptural costumes are unique and original designs utilizing materials from everyday life such as newspapers and aluminum cans which he transforms into fabric-like material used to create unique sculptural art. This method was created and patented by Nikos Floros in 2003.

Nikos Floros has received world-wide recognition and awards for his artwork as well as extensive coverage by world-wide press including Reuters, Fashion TV, Reuters, BBC, SkyNews, ABC News, New York Times, Vogue, W, Associated Press, La Republica, International Wall Street Journal, Getty Images, Itar Tass, International ART Forum and many other news and television media around the world.

The artwork of  Nikos Floros has been exhibited around the world including The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., USA Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, Metropolitan Club, NY, NY; Archeological Museum, Thessaloniki, Greece; Megaro Mela, National Bank of Greece, Athens, Greece; Palace of the Grand Master, Rhodes, Greece, The Russian Imperial Academy of Fine Arts, Saint Petersburg; Saint Isaac`s Cathedral, Saint Petersburg; Museo Del Greco, Toledo, Spain etc.   He has received awards for his contribution to the arts from Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute for his “Red Elizabeth”. 

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions / 2003 – 2014
Archeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Greece
Melas Mansion, National Bank of Greece, Athens, Greece
Foundation of the Hellenic World, Athens, Greece
Syntagma Square of the Attico Metro, Athens, Greece
Art Cargo Gallery, Hellenic-German Exhibition, Athens, Greece
Greek Consulate in New York
Palace of the Grand Master, Rhodes
Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., USA
Grace: Symbol of Change, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Metropole Palace, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Teatro Communale, Bologna, Italy
Grand Hotel Majestic “Gia” Baglioni, Bologna, Italy
State Museum and Reserve “Tsaritsyno”, Moscow, Russia

Group Exhibitions / 2003 – 2013

Whitney Museum of American Art
Metropolitan Club
French Heritage Society
Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria
Historic Museum of Aegina, Greece
Piraeus Bank, Athens, Greece
Pierides Museum “Athinais”, Athens, Greece
Art Meets Media, Athens, Greece
Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria
Consulate General of the Republic of Cyprus, New York, NY, USA

PRESENTATIONS
Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece
New York, Manhattan, by the curator Elbi Askin
Special Olympics 2011, Athens, Greece
Sculptured Representation of Mercedes-Benz sign, Athens, Greece
Opernhause, 2011 , Vienna, Austria

PRIZES
Grand Prize, for the “Red Queen Elizabeth” costume, given by the
Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume and presented by the curator Harold
Koda of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume.
Grand Prize, for the “Silver Elizabeth I” costume, from the French Heritage
Society at the “Young Friends Heritage Society”.

PRODUCTIONS
Sculptural costumes for the production of Jean Jacques Rousseau’s
NARCISSE, presented at the Theater of the New City, in collaboration with the New York University and Columbia University. Designed Costumes for the production of the very well-known director, composer and singer Stamatis Kraounakis, in Athens, Greece.

RECOGNITIONS
Nikos’ Floros artwork was chosen by the Brazilian educational system for
inclusion in their instructional textbooks.
His work has received worldwide recognition and has been covered by major news services such as Reuters, BBC, Sky News, ABC News, New York Times, Vogue, W, Associated Press, Fashion TV and many other news and television channels throughout the world.

 

CORRESPONDENT
Nikos Floros was a cultural correspondent for major newspapers and
magazines for many years, based at the United Nations in New York City

Decoration Golden medal of Arts and Sciences, Albert Schweitzer Foundation, 2011 ,Vienna, Austria, The Global Thinkers Forum Excellence Award – 2013 for Excellence in Innovation.

"Aphrodite" 2018

aluminum cans

110 x 93 cm

                         Maria Kallas

                            ''Medea “ 

                        aluminium cans

                          180 x 180 cm

Marilyn Monroe

aluminium cans

160x128